Visitor and Exchange Programs

UC Berkeley offers several graduate and undergraduate programs for visitors and exchange students.

Graduate Students

Cross-Registration Agreements

UC Berkeley has cross-registration agreements with:

  • California State University East Bay (Hayward);
  • Mills College, Oakland;
  • San Francisco State University;
  • Sonoma State University;
  • Holy Names University;
  • John F. Kennedy University;
  • Dominican University;
  • St. Mary's College;
  • Graduate Theological Union; and
  • University of New Orleans

Visiting students should apply at their home campus Registrar’s Office.

UC Berkeley students should complete Cross Registration Application and carefully follow the instructions provided.

Evening MBA

The Evening & Weekend MBA Program at the Haas School of Business offers working professionals access to one of the finest management educations in the world. 

Exchange Scholar Program

The Exchange Scholar Program is designed to enable doctoral students with superior academic records to study at one of the participating institutions to take advantage of educational opportunities that are not available at Berkeley. You are normally eligible to become an exchange scholar only after having completed one year in a Berkeley graduate degree program.

You may take courses or conduct research with particular faculty at the host institution for no more than one year while remaining registered at Berkeley. You can find an application form and further instructions on the Graduate Division Exchange Program website.

Participating institutions are Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale.

International Students EAP Reciprocity: Graduate

Graduate reciprocity students are nominated by the partner universities under the provisions of specific contractual agreements, and attend a UC campus for up to one academic year on a no-fee-exchange, nondegree basis. Undergraduate and graduate reciprocity students are nominated by the partner universities under the provisions of specific contractual agreements, and attend a UC campus for up to one academic year on a no-fee-exchange, nondegree basis.

Inter-Campus Exchange Program

A graduate student registered on any campus of the University of California may go to another campus of the University as an Intercampus Exchange Graduate Student. This privilege enables you to associate with scholars or fields of study not available on the home campus or to seek the use of special facilities and collections. 

To do this, you need the approval of:

  • your graduate adviser
  • the chair of the department on the host campus
  • the deans of the Graduate Division on the home and the host campus

Undergraduate Students

Cross-Registration Agreements

UC Berkeley has cross-registration agreements with:

  • California State University East Bay (Hayward);
  • Mills College, Oakland;
  • San Francisco State University;
  • Sonoma State University;
  • Holy Names University;
  • John F. Kennedy University;
  • Dominican University;
  • St. Mary's College;
  • Graduate Theological Union; and
  • University of New Orleans

Visiting students should apply at their home campus Registrar’s Office.

UC Berkeley students should complete this application and carefully follow the instructions provided.

Inter-Campus Visitor Program

The Intercampus Visitor Program allows undergraduates enrolled on one UC campus to apply to another as an intercampus visitor for one term. Permission to participate in this program is granted on a very limited basis and only for valid academic reasons.

Students visiting UC Berkeley must attend college or school that is the same as or equivalent to the one in which they are enrolled at their home campus. Considerations in evaluating applications include:

  • uniqueness of the proposed program
  • value to the student's major
  • availablility of space in proposed courses

Applications to enroll in courses offered by impacted major programs will not be approved. The College of Letters & Science has its own set of guidelines.

Complete the Intercampus Visitor Application and carefully follow the instructions provided.  You may direct your questions to D'Nean Perkins in the Office of the Registrar at deeprkns@berkeley.edu or 510-642-9660.

Intersegmental Cross-Enrollment

Undergraduates who meet certain eligibility criteria and are enrolled at any campus of the California Community College, California State University, University of California systems may

  • enroll without formal admission
  • in a maximum of one course per academic term at any campus of either of the other systems
  • on a space-available basis and
  • at the discretion of authorities at both campuses.  

CSU and CA Community College students participating in this program at UC Berkeley will be assessed a nonrefundable administrative fee of $46 per unit, which is based on the per unit fee at California Community Colleges. The fee is subject to change.

For more information, contact D'Nean Perkins by email (deeprkns@berkeley.edu) or by phone (510-642-9660).

Education Abroad Program

The Education Abroad Program offers the highest quality study abroad experiences tailored to meet the needs and interests of UC students.

Participants

  • stay registered at UC while abroad,
  • continue to earn credit and make usual progress towards their degrees,
  • and pay the same fees they would pay if they remained on their home campuses.

International Students EAP Reciprocity

International students come to UC Berkeley for one or two semesters as part of the Education Abroad Program. EAP is a set of reciprocal exchanges between the University of California and its partner institutions abroad.

Undergraduate reciprocity students are nominated by the partner universities under the provisions of specific contractual agreements, and attend a UC campus for up to one academic year on a no-fee-exchange, non-degree basis.

Simultaneous Enrollment Program/UC Online

This program enables University of California undergraduates to enroll in one course per term offered by another UC campus. There are no additional fees for this program, but students must be registered full-time and in good standing at their home UC campus in order to participate. Applications for the program are provided and processed by the student’s home UC campus. Questions about this process should be directed to the University Registrar at your home UC campus.

UC Berkeley students should complete Application for Simultaneous Enrollment and carefully follow the instructions provided. Applications are also available at the Office of the Registrar in 120 Sproul Hall. UC Berkeley students should direct their questions to D'Nean Perkins in the Office of the Registrar at deeprkns@berkeley.edu or 510-642-9660.

UC Online facilitates enrollment in online courses offered by other UC campuses via the Cross-Campus Enrollment site.